THQ and Syfy have announced a transmedia deal to debut Red Faction: Origins, a two hour live-action movie pilot scheduled to air in March 2011 on Syfy.
The story of Red Faction: Origins follows the lineage of rebel hero Alec Mason and the Mason family, set during a period between Red Faction: Guerrilla and the upcoming RedFaction: Armageddon, also scheduled for release in March 2011.
The Red Faction: Origins screenplay was written by Andrew Kreisberg (Warehouse 13, Fringe, Vampire Diaries and Boston Legal), based on a story developed by Paul DeMeo (The Rocketeer, Flash, Viper, The Sentinel).
"THQ is blazing a new trail in the gaming industry with our partnership with Syfy by introducing the Red Faction franchise to a new and broader audience," said Danny Bilson, Executive Vice President, Core Games, THQ. "This unique transmedia collaboration is one of many strategic initiatives in place to dramatically increase awareness for Red Faction Armageddon and extend the Red Faction brand across a wide variety of entertainment channels."
Twenty-five years have passed since Alec Mason led the Martian Colonies to freedom... and ten years since vengeful enemies killed his wife, kidnapped his daughter Lyra, and left a broken hero in their wake.
Jake Mason, Alec's last surviving son and a ranger in the Red Faction Militia, had never abandoned hope that somewhere in the raw outlands of Mars, his sister was still alive. Now, just as a powerful new enemy swarms across the planet, he's found her, only to learn that his long-lost sister is one of them... a cold-blooded soldier sworn to destroy the Red Faction and conquer the planet in the name of a madman.
Jake must now battle the relentless regime and somehow reunite a family torn apart by war.